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Have you noticed the Health Connections logo in our Open Air program guides and on Northern California Public Media television? Do you wonder what it means? Health Connections is Northern California Public Media's response to Sonoma County’s Health Action Council’s call to action to make Sonoma County the healthiest in the State by 2020. It is an initiative designed to use our many media platforms to engage, educate, and ultimately challenge our audiences to build a healthy community and live healthy lifestyles.

HC-lowerWhat does it look like when a community is healthy? There’s more to it than eating fruits and vegetables and exercising. Community health is measured in high school graduation rates, economic stability, physical activity, access to health care, and the prevention of injuries, among others. Watch for programming on Northern California Public Media that focuses on these different aspects of individual and community health.

In addition to the regular programming on Northern California Public Media, you will see more locally-produced relevant programming and web content designed to impact the health and well-being of all Bay Area residents. Beyond programming content, Northern California Public Media will work with local individuals, organizations and government agencies to track and broadcast our community successes.

Science & Health News

August 24, 2023

Science for Kids and Families

Coyotes are wild animals that are fun to watch, but good to give plenty of space. Critter Cam host Tracey Simmons explains. Other videos explore river otters, black tailed deer, butterflies, and mountain lions. WATCH VIDEOS
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February 14, 2023

Connect the Bay: Mental Health – San Mateo County

In light of recent occurrences of gun violence in California, Ziomara Ochoa-Rodriguez, Deputy Director of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, has important advice for those in need of assistance.
February 03, 2023

Connect the Bay: Mental Health – Prof. Shortell

In light of recent occurrences of gun violence in California, Professor Emeritus Stephen Shortell of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has important advice for those in need of assistance. His message: There are resources available, and many people who want to help.
November 21, 2022

Housing & Homelessness

From Homeless to Housed: Labath Landing The City of Rohnert Park’s unsheltered population has increased fivefold in 7 years to over 250 people in 2022. From Homeless to Housed focuses on the people and institutions addressing homelessness in our communities. We hear from those designing and…
October 11, 2021

Brightline Defense Air Quality

Executive Director Eddie Ahn of Brightline Defense is a passionate advocate for the underserved of San Francisco. We climb up to the roof with he and his team as they install an air quality sensor near a busy City freeway interchange so that it can start monitoring pollution there. Data collected…
Sep 30, 2021

Silicon Valley Water Purification Plant

Valley Water Board Chair Tony Estremera proclaims: "In Silicon Valley, we believe in science!" Based on this, authorities have made a bold plan for…

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